DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/30/2008    Duedate: 08/12/2008

BLACKSTONE ARENA

DM-84    TURN-6

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWAN
SISTERS OF MERCY (860)
(84-4414) [13-11-2,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWAN                           KILLER
SISTERS OF MERCY (860)         08AP18R (477)
(84-4414) [13-11-2,89]         (84-2421) [4-1-1,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWAN                           G'KAR
SISTERS OF MERCY (860)         CITIZENS (658)
(84-4414) [13-11-2,89]         (84-3360) [1-0-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SISTERS OF MERCY (860)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SISTERS OF MERCY (860)      50
2. DUNGEON CELL 1 (505)        18      SISTERS OF MERCY (860)
3. MENAGERIE IV (656)          17      Unchartered Team
4. 062408G (817)               16
5. 062408A (811)               15       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*062408G (817)              1   0  1  100   1/ 0 SISTERS OF MERCY (860)    4  1 1
 2/ 0*062408H (818)              1   0  1  100   2/ 1*08AP18R (477)             2  1 1
 3/ 0*062408P (826)              1   0  0  100   3/ 0*062408G (817)             1  0 1
 4- 2*08AP18Z (485)              1   0  0  100   4/ 0*062408H (818)             1  0 1
 5/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 10 (520)      1   0  0  100   5/ 0*062408P (826)             1  0 0
 6/ 0*MENAGERIE IV (656)         1   0  0  100   6- 3*08AP18Z (485)             1  0 0
 7/ 0*CITIZENS (658)             1   0  0  100   7- 5*08AP19D (489)             1  0 0
 8/ 0*062408A (811)              1   0  0  100   8/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 10 (520)     1  0 0
 9/ 0*062408I (819)              1   0  0  100   9- 2*MONSTER MASH (536)        1  0 0
10/ 0*062408L (822)              1   0  0  100  10/ 0*MENAGERIE IV (656)        1  0 0
11/ 1*08AP18R (477)              4   1  1 80.0  11/ 0*CITIZENS (658)            1  0 0
12- 3*MONSTER MASH (536)         4   2  0 66.7  12/ 0*062408A (811)             1  0 0
13/ 0 SISTERS OF MERCY (860)    46  42  9 52.3  13/ 0*062408I (819)             1  0 0
14- 4*DRAGON HOLD (614)          1   1  0 50.0  14/ 0*062408L (822)             1  0 0
15- 5*08AP19D (489)              1   2  0 33.3  15- 4*DRAGON HOLD (614)         1  1 0
16- 6*JAKARI'S TT02 (538)        0  15  0  0.0  16- 6*JAKARI'S TT02 (538)       0 10 0
17- 7*JAKARI'S TT06 (542)        0  14  0  0.0  17- 7*JAKARI'S TT06 (542)       0  9 0
18- 8*JAKARI'S TT10 (546)        0  11  0  0.0  18- 8*JAKARI'S TT10 (546)       0  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19- 9*JAKARI'S TT05 (541)        0   9  0  0.0  19- 9*JAKARI'S TT05 (541)       0  6 0
20-11*JAKARI'S TT09 (545)        0   8  0  0.0  20-11*JAKARI'S TT09 (545)       0  5 0
21-10*JAKARI'S TT03 (539)        0   8  0  0.0  21-10*JAKARI'S TT03 (539)       0  5 0
22-12*JAKARI'S TT08 (544)        0   7  0  0.0  22-12*JAKARI'S TT08 (544)       0  4 0
23-13*JAKARI'S TT04 (540)        0   6  0  0.0  23-14*JAKARI'S TT07 (543)       0  3 0
24-14*JAKARI'S TT07 (543)        0   6  0  0.0  24/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 1 (505)      0  2 0
25-15*JAKARIS TTO1 (537)         0   3  0  0.0  25-15*JAKARIS TTO1 (537)        0  2 0
26/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 1 (505)       0   2  0  0.0  26-16*BENEATH MY BOOT HE (608)  0  1 0
27-16*BENEATH MY BOOT HE (608)   0   1  0  0.0  27/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 05 (509)     0  1 0
28/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 05 (509)      0   1  0  0.0  28/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 16 (513)     0  1 0
29/ 0*DUNGEON CELL 16 (513)      0   1  0  0.0  29-13*JAKARI'S TT04 (540)       0  1 0
30/ 0*062408J (820)              0   1  0  0.0  30/ 0*062408J (820)             0  1 0
31/ 0*062408O (825)              0   1  0  0.0  31/ 0*062408O (825)             0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in BLACKSTONE, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--SISTERS OF MERCY.  Practice pays for 
KATI, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, MICHELLE was winsome, after beating KILLER and seeing it lose 9 
points.  A certain someone saw GODZILLA at The Welcome Wench with the shakes, and now 
he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a 
greater victory?  SWAN has taken hers place as the top, as BLACKSTONE's new 
Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in BLACKSTONE avoid MONSTER MASH.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of 08AP18R, so did that sorry team shy from MONSTER 
MASH  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in BLACKSTONE is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAN 4414                    13  11  2    89       SISTERS OF MERCY (860)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINA 4409                     4   2  0    56       SISTERS OF MERCY (860)
-GODZILLA 2713                 4   0  0    45       MONSTER MASH (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIVINE THING 3142             1   1  0    30       DRAGON HOLD (614)
 MICHELLE 4406                 2   0  0    29       SISTERS OF MERCY (860)
 KATI 4408                     2   0  2    24       SISTERS OF MERCY (860)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOC STEELE 3077               0   1  0    19       BENEATH MY BOOT HEEL (608)
 KILLER 2421                   4   1  1    18       08AP18R (477)
-NO GO 2481                    1   2  0    18       08AP19D (489)
 OCELOT 3352                   1   0  0    17       MENAGERIE IV (656)
 WICKED ANCHOVY 4185           1   0  1    16       062408G (817)
 VERBALLY WARPED 4211          1   0  0    15       062408L (822)
 MILLPOND BENZINE 4156         1   0  0    15       062408A (811)
 MIDNIGHT MATRIX 4224          0   1  0    15       062408O (825)
 G'KAR 3360                    1   0  0    13       CITIZENS (658)
-Z3 2459                       1   0  0    13       08AP18Z (485)
 PRISONER 014 2560             0   1  0    13       DUNGEON CELL 1 (505)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRISONER 165 2601             0   1  0    13       DUNGEON CELL 16 (513)
 TALKING PIMPLE 4189           1   0  1    10       062408H (818)
 PRISONER 101 2632             1   0  0    10       DUNGEON CELL 10 (520)
 MAGGOT DODGER 4231            1   0  0    10       062408P (826)
 CLOWNISH WALLOP 4194          1   0  0    10       062408I (819)
 VESTING STATION 4200          0   1  0     7       062408J (820)
 PRISONER 052 2578             0   1  0     5       DUNGEON CELL 05 (509)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      KATI 4408               6  NONE
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      WICKED ANCHOVY 4185     6  NONE
PRISONER 013 2559       0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 1 505   TALKING PIMPLE 4189     6   
TAMMI 4405              0  1 0 SISTERS OF MERCY 860 MOUNTAIN TROLL          6  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TAMMI was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SWAN devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
TINA demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KILLER was bested by MICHELLE in a 1 minute contest.
KATI assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
OCELOT outwaited MIDNIGHT MATRIX in a slow 23 minute duel.
G'KAR bested PRISONER 165 in a 4 minute bloody match.
MILLPOND BENZINE handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a dull 5 minute uneven fight.
WICKED ANCHOVY dispatched MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute duel.
TALKING PIMPLE dispatched PRISONER 013 in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
CLOWNISH WALLOP vanquished PRISONER 014 in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VESTING STATION was overpowered by PRISONER 101 in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VERBALLY WARPED overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAGGOT DODGER devastated PRISONER 052 in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  13 -  2      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  2      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  14 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   9 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  16 -  0       0  |

Turn   6 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SWAN 4414                  13  11  2   89 SISTERS OF MERCY (860)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SWAN 4414.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
G'KAR 3360.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRISONER 013 2559, VERBALLY 
WARPED 4211, SWAN 4414, KATI 4408, TALKING PIMPLE 4189, CLOWNISH WALLOP 4194, 
PRISONER 101 2632, MAGGOT DODGER 4231, TAMMI 4405, and TINA 4409.

The least popular fighter this week was OCELOT 3352.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MIDNIGHT MATRIX 4224, MILLPOND BENZINE 4156, WICKED ANCHOVY 4185, 
PRISONER 165 2601, PRISONER 052 2578, VESTING STATION 4200, PRISONER 014 2560, KILLER 
2421, MICHELLE 4406, and TINA 4409.